Arsenal will attempt to keep its unbeaten Premier League record intact when it travels to Etihad Stadium on Sunday to take on defending champions Manchester City.
Even though star striker Robin van Persie is no longer with the London club, Arsene Wenger's squad hasn't found it difficult to score goals. The Gunners have scored 12 goals in their last three matches in all competitions, all of which were victories.
Summer signing Lukas Podolski has scored in each of the last three matches, and has looked quite strong for Arsenal. The other forward that Wenger signed this summer, French striker Olivier Giroud, has disappointed thus far, and has yet to find the back of the net for Arsenal.
This is the perfect stage for Giroud to score his first goal of the season and help the Gunners earn three massive points against one of the world's best squads.
City's attack could be boosted with Sergio Aguero being fully fit for the first time since he suffered an injury during the season opener last month.
After a month, I'm all pumped up to return to the pitch tomorrow. Major Premier League match to play. C'mon, City!!— Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) September 22, 2012
Aguero will be needed because City are going up against an Arsenal defense that is playing very well to start the season. The Gunners have allowed just one goal in four league matches this year.
The Manchester club has one win and two draws in its last three league matches, but the club's most recent match was a 3-2 loss to Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League.
This is an important match for both clubs because the winning team will gain a huge amount of confidence as their league and Champions League campaigns continue. Each club won its home game in this fixture last season.
Let's look at everything you need to know about the best Premier League match of the season thus far.
When: Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Watch: Fox Soccer Channel
Live Stream: Sky Sports
Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
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